It’s no secret that we’re massive fans of the Jason Aaron / R.M. Guéra / Giulia Brusco creative partnership. The first Scalped TPB was one of our earliest bookplate titles (long gone, we’re afraid), and The Goddamned – their first collaboration since that seminal crime saga – has been one of our favourite new books of the last couple of years. So we’re honoured to announce the Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Edition of The Goddamned Vol 01!
“And the earth was filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:11). It’s 1,655 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of The Goddamned.
The Goddamned is a no-holds barred vision of a nightmarish Biblical pre-history, through which walks Cain, the first murderer and our unlikely hero. It’s dark fantasy through a very familiar lens, and not one for the faint of heart. Needless to say, we love it. Aaron pulls out all the stops, and Guéra & Brusco are up to the challenge, depicting a world where you can almost feel the mud and blood squelching between your toes as you read.
Guéra has done us this lovely watercolour image of Cain to grace our exclusive numbered bookplate, an edition of 200, printed at A6 on high quality card stock and signed by the man himself.